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The James Nurton Interview

Interview with Anamarija Stančić Petrović, Trademark and Patent Agent and PETOŠEVIĆ Croatia Director, published in Alicante News, February 2015

How did you become interested in the IP field?
This is a tricky question. I started in 1996 when I joined a small IP boutique law firm in Zagreb in a temporary job working in IP administration. That was before I had a law degree. I found it very interesting and decided to stay in the field: I completed a law degree and then a master’s degree in law specialising in IP from Queen Mary College of Law.

In 2004 I joined the PETOŠEVIĆ firm when it opened a representative office in Croatia, which then became fully incorporated with the firm in 2005 and I now head the team in Croatia. It will be our 10th anniversary in July this year. Altogether in the group we have about 120 people in 15 countries, with 12 people in Croatia. There are three lawyers, including me, and an attorney-at law as well as administrative staff and paralegals. We do...

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Paris Convention, WIPO, Madrid Agreement, Nice Agreement, Berne Convention (Copyright), Locarno Agreement (Industrial designs), PCT, PLT, EPC (special agreement, European Patents extendible to Croatia), Madrid Protocol, Rome Convention, Strasbourg Agreement, Budapest Treaty, Nairobi Treaty, Brussels Convention, Vienna Agreement, Phonograms Convention, Hague Agreement, UPOV, CT, TLT, WCT, WPPT, and WTO

MINIMAL FILING REQUIREMENTS

Patent Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Name, address and occupation of the inventor
  • Priority application data
  • Patent specification and claims

Trade/Service Mark Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • List of goods/services
  • At least one representation of the mark (in color if claimed)

Industrial Design Applications

  • Applicant data
  • Priority application data
  • At least one drawing or photograph of the claimed model or design

All other documents may be filed subsequently. Powers of attorney and declarations need not be legalized or notarized unless requested by the Patent and Trademark Office.

Some documents may require translation to Croatian.